SUMMIT AGENDA: DAY 1 – 28 November 2018
Business Potential and Implementation
8:40AM: REGISTRATION, MORNING COFFEE AND TEA
8:50AM: OPENING REMARKS FROM YOUR CHAIR:Dr Adrian McCullagh, Blockchain Technical Committee Chair, Standards Australia
9:00am: OPENING KEYNOTE: The past, present and future of blockchain
- The evolution of blockchain for business: Using old technology to solve new problems
- How blockchain converges with IoT, AI and other technologies
- Charting progress in blockchain over the past 12 months:
- Introduction of layer 2 technology and drawbacks of the original blockchain
- The current state of market adoption and market fitness of blockchain
- Navigating the platforms: Ethereum, NEO, Quorum, Hyperledger
- How Australia is travelling in the global adoption of blockchain
Dan Grace, Senior Vice President – Advanced Center Innovation, Bank of America (USA)
9:50am: KEYNOTE: Comprehending the business applications of blockchain
- Understanding the difference between cryptocurrency and blockchain technology
- Determining the areas where blockchain can improve business process
- Ensuring a strategic vision for blockchain applications
- Which industries are leading the way in blockchain use:
- Supply Chain and logistics
- Education and Health
- Ascertaining which businesses are readiest for blockchain integration
Sudhir Upadhyay, Vice President, Engineering & Architecture, Emerging Technologies, J.P. Morgan (USA)
10:40am: Morning tea
11:00am: CASE STUDY: Implementing blockchain in your organisation
- Creating the right environment for the effective implementation of blockchain
- How to develop a use case for blockchain in your organisation
- Developing a framework for blockchain implementation
- Pinpointing the optimal timing for your implementation strategy
Letina Connelly, Chief Strategy Officer and Chief Technology Officer – APAC, IBM
11:50am: CASE STUDY: Overcoming the barriers to start using blockchain
- Understanding the needs of the organisation vs. the needs of the technology
- Avoid wasted investment and boost functionality by linking legacy systems
- Determining appropriate governance for a still nascent technology
- Finding, training and retaining talent
Vaughan Knight, Senior Software Engineering Manager, Microsoft
David Burela, Senior Technical Evangelist, Microsoft
12:40 pm Lunch
1:20pm: PANEL DISCUSSION: Should you use blockchain?
- What are the most common misuses of blockchain for enterprise?
- What is the best way to designate an application for blockchain?
- How do we ensure that blockchain will add value over traditional means?
- How do we avoid trading on the hype?
Sophie Gilder, Head of Experimentation – Blockchain, Embodied AI & Emerging Technology, Commonwealth Bank
Stephen Godbold, Head of Technology, Innovation and Strategy for BTS, Telstra
Reza Chady, Head of Innovation Lab & Data Science, Nasdaq
Burhaan Targett, Presales Technical Consultant, Readify
Change Management and Legal Issues
2:10pm: CASE STUDY: Developing standards for business applications of blockchain
- Drive implementation of blockchain by adopting a standard upfront
- Fostering interoperability with blockchain standards
- ISO/TC 307 and Australia’s role in blockchain standards
Dr Adrian McCullagh, Blockchain Technical Committee Chair, Standards Australia
2:50pm: CASE STUDY: Driving organisational buy-in for blockchain
- Ascertaining and expressing the ROI of blockchain
- Translating technical excitement into business value by removing blockchain jargon
- Ensuring that internal stakeholders understand what blockchain can and can’t do
- The shock of the new: Overcoming the fear of the unknown
Scott Rigby, Head of Digital Transformation – APAC, Adobe
3:30pm Afternoon tea
3:40pm: PANEL DISCUSSION: What are the legal implications of blockchain?
- How enforceable are smart contracts?
- What are the issues around liability in relation to malfunctioning blockchain services?
- How can organisations address jurisdictional issues for international contracts?
- Can vendors commit to service levels and performance assurances?
- What intellectual property issues might come out of widespread blockchain application?
- What legal status should be attributed to Decentralised Autonomous Organisations?
Claire Wivell Plater, Chairman, The Fold Legal
Simon Burns, Partner – TMT Group, Gilbert + Tobin
Michael Bacina, Partner, Piper Alderman
Hannah Glass, Senior Associate, King & Wood Mallesons
4:30pm: CASE STUDY: Regulating blockchain: Staying on top of emerging technology
- How regulators are approaching blockchain
- Towards industry-specific regulation for blockchain
- Best-practice compliance for your organisation
- What regulatory frameworks currently apply to blockchain start-ups
- Regulatory issues around digital tokens
Chris Berg, Postdoctoral Fellow, RMIT Blockchain Innovation Hub
5:20pm: End of day one & networking drinks